• Theater Listings


    Art on theMART

    September 17th through November 9th,  7:30 & 8:00 pm nightly, Art on theMART, in partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will present a projection by renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger.  Projections are visible to the public from Wacker Drive and along the Chicago Riverwalk.  FYI www.artonthemart.com.  

    Now Playing in Indiana:

    Through October 3rd, World Premiere"Night Tide" Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond.  FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

    Through October 3rd, "9 to 5 • The Musical" Memorial Opera House, 104 E. Indiana, Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 548-9137 or www.memorialoperahouse.com

    Now Playing in Illinois:

    September 23rd through 25th, Chicago Premiere, "TijuanaDestinos – 4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.   Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, México City, a co-presentation with the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. (Pilsen), Chicago.  $20-25.  FYI  www.clata.org. 

    Through September 26th, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. (east of Ridge Ave.), Evanston.  $25.  FYI (847) 866-5914 or www.fjtheatre.com.

    Through October 3rd, Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N Halsted St, Chicago.  More dates to be announced soon.  $49 – $89.  FYI www.blueman.com.  

    Through October 3rd, Midwest Premiere of Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel’s "The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace" and Elizabeth Rudolph’s newly commissioned mini-opera "Petticoats and Sliderules" Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago.  $25-$30.  FYI www.thirdeyete.com

    September 26th through October 8th, Donizetti, "The Elixir of Love" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.  

    Through October 9th, Verdi's "Macbeth" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org. 

    Through October 17th, Midwest Regional Premiere, "Kinky Boots" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    September 25th through October 17th, World Premiere, "La manera como luces esta nocheDestinos – 4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Teatro Tariakuri, 3117 W. 63rd St. (Marquette Park), Chicago.  $30.  FYI  www.clata.org.  .

    Through October 18th, "Brighton Beach Memoirs" Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  $40-$45.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org 

    Through October 23rd, "The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 5 – SEX!" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Leather Archives and Museum Auditorium, 6418 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.goldengirls5sex.eventbrite.com or www.handbagproductions.org.

    Through October 24th, "Thirteen Days" City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave (Inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), Chicago.  $29-$32.  FYI (773) 293-3682 or www.citylit.org.  

    Through October 24th, "American Mariachi" co-production with Destinos – 4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.  Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org. 

    September 24th through October 24th, "Songs for a New World" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Howard Street Theatre, 721 Howard Street, Evanston.  FYI (773) 347-1109 or www.theo-u.com 

    September 23rd through October 31st, Bethany Thomas sings "Songs for Nobodies" Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie.  FYI (847) 673-6300  www.northlight.org/subscribe.

    Through November 7th, "The World Goes 'RoundThe Songs of Kander and Ebb.  Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200, www.ticketmaster.com or www.MarriottTheatre.com.

    Through November 7th, "Forever Plaid" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Open run, 2 live performances per week, "The Infinite Wrench" The Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N Ashland Ave, Chicago.  $10.  FYI www.neofuturists.org.

    Open Run, "Mr. Burns, a post-electric play" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  $20-$45.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.TheaterWit.org.  

    Open RunDennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour, returns to Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton for in-person performances.  Tickets on sale through October 29th.  $79 per person includeing beer, wine and soft drink selections.  FYI (312) 300-6803 or www.themagicparlourchicago.com/

    Open run, Wednesday-Sunday, 7:00 pm, Sunday Brunch Matinees, 12:00 pm, Teatro ZinZanni starring Frank Ferrante, Randolph Entertainment, 14th floor, Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph St., Chicago.  $119 - $189.  FYI (312) 488-0900 or www.zinzanni.com/Chicago.

    Open Run, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Thursdays through Sundays, "Happy to Be Here" Mainstage, The Second City.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Thursdays through Sundays, "Safer, Shorter & Still So Funny" e.t.c., The Second City.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

    Now Playing in Wisconsin:

    Now Playing Elsewhere: 

    September 22nd through October 24th, "Designing Women" TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or www.theatre2.org.

    *** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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